Terence Blanchard Quintet, Sunday at the Bach
Terence, Blanchard, New Orleans trumpeter, arranger and Golden Globe-nominated Spike Lee firm score composer who combines a love for the music of his native New Orleans with modern hard bop and a spirit of innovation. His latest CD, "Choices," came out this past Fall.
Terence Blanchard - trumpet, Brice Winston – Sax, Fabian Almazan – Piano, Michael Olatuja – Bass, Kendrick Scott- Drums
Many Americans have heard Terence Blanchard’s music, even if they don’t know it — he’s scored many of Spike Lee’s films since the early ‘90s. But only a relative few have connected Blanchard the movie composer with Blanchard the acclaimed jazz trumpeter. Since he emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers <>, Blanchard has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence having recorded several award-winning albums and having performed with the jazz elite. He is known as a straight-ahead artist in the hard bop
tradition but has recently utilized an African-fusion style of playing that makes him unique from other trumpeters on the performance circuit. His trumpet can be heard on nearly fifty film scores; more than forty bear his unmistakable compositional style. Since 2000, Blanchard has served as Artistic Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. He lives in the Garden District of New Orleans with his wife and four children.
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April 11, 2010 – 4:30, $40
Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 726-4143, http://www.bachddsoc.org/